Re: Interesting Question Posed... Thoughts?
posted at 1/14/2014 3:57 PM EST
In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
Listening to Felger and Mazz, someone just called in saying losing Gronk was the best thing that happened to this team because we've been forced to run the ball.
And this guy goes on and on with a yelling rant how running the ball is the way to go and it's what the oline wants to do and how we move the chains effectively.
But, then Felger asks him a great question: if they Pats are down 17-3 in the first half, so you continue to run? How long into the game if we are sown 2 scores to them? He answered, until the mid third.
Now the reason I post this thread is because:
1) this guy could've been rusty lol (nothing against you Russ, just playing around)
2) the guy is a little crazy for thinking Gronk being out is good. No way that it is, Gronk made everyone around him so much more lethal. And Gronk would be a huge factor this weekend if healthy but anyways
3) the great point here is: how far into the game do we run it? Say the score is 17-6 2nd Q? I say yes. 21-10 2nd Q? Yes 24-10 3rd Q? Early, yes. Late, no
So I'm just wondering what the board thinks about this. Saying our offense is scoring only FGs while Denver is putting up TDs, how far do we run the ball into the game if down, if they decide to pound it Sunday.
Stop trying to make this trivial pursuit(not you joel). Its never a good thing to lose an All Pro Tight end and Oh, he was a great run blocker as well. The only thing that changed this year is BB went out and found a RB that he coached up and wants to give the ball to now.(BLOUNT) He didnt think too highly of Maroney, Benny, Ridley when the games mattered most.
All this talk about lineman wanting to run block...Oh my! Stop the Presses. Any casual fan SHOULD KNOW THIS but it doesnt mean you do it just to please them at the detriment of losing games because you cant keep pace while the D is giving up chunks of yards and points.....Smh
Wow...we are re inventing the wheel now. Now all these homers think they are genius' lol little do they know they are only IN sulting BB by saying he just woke up this year and found out running is the best option....